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Libby Trainor Parker to deliver a lesson in hilarity at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival

Teachers, assemble this July school holidays for the most hilarious comedy cabaret disguised as a professional development session. PD certificates granted at the end!


After smash hit, sold out Adelaide Fringe seasons in 2023 and 2024, Extra Curricular – a comedy cabaret by teachers for teachers – is calling a staff meeting at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival, and inviting all school staff to attend.


Selling out every single show of their 2024 Adelaide Fringe season, this show has been called: “Fringe cabaret at its absolute best” *****Kids in Adelaide), “A must-see for teachers as well as anyone who has worked in an office” (****.5 Glam Adelaide), and “Wildly relatable for teachers and parents alike, Extra Curricular will have you giggling like school children all the way to sports day” (****.5 HifiWay Pop Chronicles).


Adelaide arts and music stalwarts (and qualified teachers) Libby Trainor Parker and Matthew Trainor, a dynamic duo with four decades of experience with marking, planning, yard duties, sports days and staff meetings have compiled their love for their vocation in a silly cabaret show celebrating the very career that brought them together in the first place.


“Matt and I met while we were teaching and we quickly learned we enjoyed writing funny songs together, which led us to performing concerts to our cats in the lounge-room before we played our first comedy cabaret on stage at Adelaide Fringe in 2014. We caught the bug and have been writing shows together ever since. Ten years on, we are sillier than ever and loving the life we have created both on and off the stage,” Libby says.


Winners of Best Cabaret weekly award for Endo Days, their smash hit show about endometriosis, Libby & Matt have toured all over the country with their special brand of empowering, educational comedy cabaret with no signs of stopping any time soon.


Extra Curricular will from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 July at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival and features a full band, merit certificates, and a mini-Sports Day.


“We had such a blast performing this show at Fringe and around the country, and we are looking forward to getting it back on the stage during the school holidays, which is the perfect time to take in some comedy cabaret disguised as professional development,” Libby says. “We love celebrating teachers and seeing them let their hair down, and this show pokes fun at our profession, featuring music that will get you dancing and singing along.”


Covering everything from parent teacher interviews to staffroom politics, buzzwords to PD sessions, nothing is off limits and everything is delivered with a healthy dose of humour and appreciation for our unsung heroes.


With original songs written by Libby & Matt accompanied by The Staff Band (Dylby McCullough and Tina Donaldson), Extra Curricular is a fast paced, ridiculous romp that celebrates the people who shape the minds of the future. Enrol now!


PD certificates provided*

*may not actually count for teacher registration hours.


Extra Curricular at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival

Tuesday 16 July – Friday 19 July

The Kingfisher at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival



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